Friday, September 08, 2006

Barter Books in Alnwick

One of the downsides of cycling is not being able to purchase enormous quanties of second hand books which is very tempting when visiting Barter Books - "One of the largest second hand bookshops in Britain". Barter Books is based within the extremely atmospheric former Alnwick railway station. Unfortunately dodgy camera batteries meant I only got a couple of snaps of the outside. Their website doesn't have any photos of the interior except for the mural of famous writers. As our bikes were packed to the gills I resisted purchasing anything but their tasty and inexpensive refreshments. Maybe next time...

3 comments:

crimeficreader said...

I know someone who spent many an enjoyable half hour or so there earlier this year - on the way to and from Harrogate's Crime Writing Festival. He was enthralled, he even texted me a message about it!
I'll let him know about this post...

Euro Crime said...

Thanks. I wish I could have bought some books, the ones I wanted were trade paperback so too heavy. Perhaps at next year's Harrogate do, a side trip can be made :-). Probably not cost effective but sometimes it's the thrill of the chase :-).

crimeficreader said...

Are you definitely planning on going then? I'm not sure at this stage.